A/N- Here is the second chapter. I got tired of waiting for reviews so I thought that if their was another chapter, more people would review.Thanks! Note: I don't own any of the character or places or the letter from Hogwarts for that matter.

The Next Generation

Chapter 2

When they had all gotten into the old blue Ford Anglia, Hermione suggested that Lily open her letter. She did as she was told, and in it was a parchment stating-



Dear Ms. Potter

We are please to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment. Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.

Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall,

Deputy Headmistress


Albus Dumbledore,


Lily gasped. How could this be? Her father asked her if she wanted to see something really amazing. She looked at her father and gave a weak smile. He reached for a button on the dash she had never noticed before. Suddenly Hermione screamed "NO!", but it was already too late; he had pressed the button. Lily thought her mother's reaction was unnecessary, until she realized that there was no car around her, and she was no longer on the ground, but ascending into the sky. They were headed for a very large, white, puffy cloud. "HARRY JAMES POTTER!" Hermione yelled at her husband. Lily giggled. She found her father's middle name extremely funny for reasons she didn't know. "Hermione," Harry said as he turned to face his wife. "Calm down. Look, she seems to be fine." Harry then turned to look at his daughter with loving yet pleading eyes. She smiled back, inquiring, "Is it true?" Harry nodded silently. Lily sighed. "Well that explains a lot." Her mother, who finally seemed to gain control of her emotions, said; "Now you get to see Diagon Alley." She then shook an accusing finger at Harry, "and no more funny business." The car accelerated into the sky, headed for London.

They parked outside the city and walked up the streets until they reached a pub. The pub was located in Center City London. It looked perfectly harmless to Lily and quite frankly magic-less, she thought, until they walked inside. They strode in and greeted the bartender, who looked on in amazement as the three of them went out back to find only a brick wall and some trash cans. Lily wondered what was so special about this place. Then something dawned on her; what if it was all just a big joke? Her mind answered her own question with- "Then how did dad make the car fly?" As she was pondering this her father had taken out a long, stick-like thing and was tapping on the bricks. She was startled from her thoughts as the brick wall, which stood solidly before her moments ago, was gone. It revealed another street that was filled with an assortment of people that could only be described as magical. This was the point Lily decided that it was no joke and she really was a…witch. This was still a new feeling for her. Then to her surprise, her mother asked her a normal question- "Want to get some ice cream?" She agreed and followed her mother to an ice cream parlor called Florean Fortescue's. They sat down and ordered.

"So," her father questioned, "Surprised?"

"Of course, why didn't you tell me sooner?"

"Well," her mother began, "We thought it was for the best."

Lily really didn't know what to think and couldn't reply. A small flicker of anger rose in her but it left as quickly as it appeared.

"I know it's a lot to take in right now, but trust us." Then Harry turned to Hermione and said that they had to stop at Gringotts. "What is Gringotts?" Lily thought briefly, but she pushed it aside; there were more pressing questions at the moment. For some reason she couldn't put them into words, so she sat silently as they finished their ice cream. Then she looked in the envelope, not realizing that she had never set it down, and found another parchment stating-




First-year students will require:

Three sets of plain work robes (black)

One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear

One pair of protective gloves (dragon hide or similar)

One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)

Please note that all pupils' clothes should carry name tags

Course Books:

All students should have a copy of each of the following:

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1)

By Miranda Goshawk

A History of Magic

By Bathilda Bagshot

Magical Theory

By Adalbert Waffling

A Beginners' Guide to Transfiguration

By Emeric Switch

One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi

By Phyllida Spore

Magical Drafts and Potions

By Arsenius Jigger

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By Newt Scamander

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection

By Quentin Trimble

Other Equipment:

1 wand

1 cauldron (pewter, standard size 2)

1 set glass or crystal phials

1 telescope

1 set brass scales

Students may also bring an owl OR a cat OR a toad



"Where are we going to find all of this stuff?" Lily thought aloud. Harry chuckled. His daughter reminded him of a very curious and excited boy he once knew, himself. If she was anything like him, Hogwarts would have another handful.

A/N- Sooo what do you think? Sorry this chapter is so short it is kinda a filler bit but it needed to be put in. Also now that you have taken the time to read please review. If you review I might write faster. (hint, hint)